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* RECOMMENDED * HP Integrity BL860c/BL870c/BL890c i2 Server Firmware Bundle (system firmware and OA firmware) – for Windows based HP Smart Update Manager

By downloading, you agree to the terms and conditions of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software License Agreement.
Note:  Some software requires a valid warranty, current Hewlett Packard Enterprise support contract, or a license fee.

Type: Firmware (Entitlement Required) - Bundle
Version: 2011.10(b)(25 Aug 2014)
Operating System(s): HP-UX 11.31 (IA)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
NonStop Operating System
OS Independent
OpenVMS v8.4
Multi-part download
File name: bp002326.xml (138 KB)
File name: bl8x0ci2_fw_bndl_win.exe (56 MB)
File name: bl8x0ci2_fw_bndl_win.exe.md5sum (60 Bytes)
This bundle contains the HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) Windows x86 application, the firmware for HP Integrity BL860c/BL870c/BL890c i2 Servers (System firmware (SFW), FPGA firmware, iLO-3 MP firmware & Power Monitor firmware) and the Onboard Administrator (OA) firmware. This bundle can be used to update the firmware using the HP SUM application from a Windows x86 system.

  • Component packaging has been updated; no impact to product’s functionality

Prerequisites:

PREREQUISITES:

  • Onboard Administrator firmware for c3000/c7000 enclosures with BL860c/BL870c/BL890c i2: minimum OA version required is 3.11 or 3.21 to support HP BL860c/BL870c/BL890c i2 upgrades.However version 3.32 is the recommended version.
  • VC firmware: minimum VC version required is 3.15. However VC version 3.30 or later is recommended.
    Note:
    • VC 3.30 has fixed the issue where an OA reset could cause LOM connectivity to drop, resulting in unexpected behavior in clustered deployments.
    • VCSU 1.5.0 or later is required to install the VC firmware update. This utility is not included in this bundle but is available from the HP Support & Drivers web site.
  • iLO-3 MP(s) must be on the network (reachable from local system) and have static IP or be configured with DHCP.
  • An http daemon, service or IDS (Intrusion Detection System) running in the local system may interfere with HP SUM connecting to remote hosts, hence these services may need to be disabled when HP SUM is running.
  • Please see the HP Smart Update Manager User Guide for any prerequisites required for HP SUM.
For latest dependencies on SAS IO, LOM, OA and VC, refer to this matrix:
integrity-release-sets

To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with the following SHA-256 Checksum values:

3715d7d2ba8dbc389d3228cf75ba8b92784f5d9d9c455d654e4d4011e7251fde bl8x0ci2_fw_bndl_win.exe
54b6b8e182c68cde4b5223233764d80a158d048f6269ee3e39f99122e01a3efa bl8x0ci2_fw_bndl_win.exe.md5sum
605318510289c746c2285c495cc83d35762054a6c2c8dd7a98e55682b30cba21 bp002326.xml

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is optional after installation. Updates will be effective after reboot. Hardware stability will be maintained without reboot.


Installation:

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Please review all instructions and the "Hewlett-Packard Support Tool License Terms" or your Hewlett-Packard support terms and conditions for precautions, scope of license, restrictions, and limitation of liability and warranties, before installing this package. It is important that you read and understand these instructions completely before you begin. This can determine your success in completing the firmware update.

NOTE: Should you have McAfee firewall installed, refer "KNOWN INSTALLATION ISSUES" mentioned below in this Release Note.

A. Extracting and Running HP SUM

  1. Download the binary "bl8x0ci2_fw_bndl_win.exe" to a new folder on your Windows system.
  2. Double click the file, bl8x0ci2_fw_bndl_win.exe, to run it.
  3. Click the "Extract" button.
  4. When asked, browse and select or create a new folder to extract bundle contents. HP SUM and firmware components must reside in the same folder. After extraction completes click "OK" and then "Close" button.
  5. Execute "hpsum.exe" as Administrator (with superuser privilege). Executing hpsum.exe will bring up a graphical user interface of the HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM). HP SUM provides an easy-to-use graphical interface that enables you to deploy and maintain firmware components.
NOTE: HP SUM 4.9.5 requires a workaround to run in Japanese. Please see ‘Workaround for running HP SUM 4.9.5 in Japanese’ instructions below.

NOTE: HP SUM also provides a Command Line Interface (CLI) that allows user to perform scripted installations in silent mode. For more information please refer to the HP SUM User Guide or the "CLIHelp.txt" file in the extracted folder.

B. Installing the Firmware Components using HP SUM - Graphical User Mode

  1. Once started, a page displays with HP SUM introduction content on it. The introduction describes HP SUM, its usage, enhancements (if any), and EVA bundle information.
  2. Choose - Define Repositories that you want to be considered for updating
    1. The Source Selections screen allows you to choose directories where smart components are located. The directory to which the bundle is extracted is the default location.
    2. You can optionally have HP SUM check www.hp.com for additional metadata needed for the utility to discover devices.
    3. HP SUM will build an inventory of firmware bundles - packages that can be used to update firmware.
    4. The Inventory Progress screen displays while HP SUM builds an inventory of available updates.
    5. Click the "Next" button to move on to the next step.
  3. Define - Select Targets: i.e., servers you want to update
    1. The "Select Targets" screen enables you to choose one or more targets for component installation.
      NOTE: "Local Host" is not applicable for installing the firmware updates included in this bundle.
    2. The target for installation can be managed in two ways:
      1. Manage individual target by selecting "Add Single Target"
      2. Manage a collection of Targets as a group by selecting "Manage Groups". Each group can contain one or more targets.

        Managing Target Individually

        Click "Add New Target". Fill in this page by providing the following details of the target:

        1. Enter the DNS name or IP address of the target.
        2. Choose the Target type from the drop down.
        3. Enter the description of the target entry to identify the host for future use.
        4. Finally, provide the user name and password of the selected target. HP SUM will try to connect to the remote host and validate the login credentials.

        Managing a Collection of Targets as a Group

        1. To manage any group, first the individual targets should be added. For that, follow the instructions of "Managing Target Individually".
        2. Once the targets are added, click "Manage groups".
          1. Enter a name for the Group and the description.
          2. Select the available targets to add it in the group.
      3. To update OA firmware, enter the OA IP address or DNS name. Do not enter the Blade IP address.
    3. HP SUM contacts the host to validate the credential details one at a time for each host.
    4. HP SUM runs a discovery routine that determines which Firmware Components are already installed on the remote host.
  4. Select what you want to install.
    1. HP SUM displays firmware item to be installed on the hosts.
    2. For more details and component level granularity, select the item and click the "Select Components" link.
      IMPORTANT: Both iLO and SFW components must be installed together as a pair on the system.
      NOTE: If firmware is latest or already up-to-date version, HP SUM displays the message "Nothing-to-Install". You can override and choose to perform force reinstallation or downgrade the firmware by clicking the "Installation Option" and checking “Force Install” option.
      NOTE: System Firmware update supports delayed activation - where the new firmware gets downloaded to the iLO but is programmed only when you power down the system at a convenient time. Delayed activation is the default setting for SFW update. This setting can be changed by doing the following actions:
      1. Click "Configure Now"
      2. Select the "Upload and Activate" checkbox.

      If "Upload and Activate" is selected, HP SUM will do the following actions:

      1. Send a graceful shutdown and power off request to the system as part of the update
      2. Then power up the system after the System Firmware has been programmed.

      If you choose to do the power off manually, the programming will take approximately 8 minutes to complete the programming operation before power can be turned on again.

    3. Repeat the above 2 steps for all targets listed, until HP SUM displays "Ready" against each listed items to be installed.
  5. Launch the update - Install
    1. Proceed with installation of the selected firmware on the selected hosts by clicking the "Install" button on the bottom-right corner of the screen.
    2. HP SUM displays the progress of the firmware update on the target.
    3. Do not interrupt HP SUM until it completes the firmware installations on all remote hosts.
    4. When the update completes, HP SUM displays success message (or failure message in case of firmware update failure) for each host.
    5. HP SUM Debug Logs are located in "\tmp\hp_sum" folder on the local system.
Workaround for running HP SUM 4.9.5 in Japanese:

When running HP SUM on Windows:

  1. Create a new text file using Notepad, or other text editor
  2. Enter (or cut and paste) the following lines
         @Echo off
         :: HP SUM workaround for Japanese support
         echo REBOOTALLOWED = YES > patch_ja.txt
         hpsum.exe -inputfile=patch_ja.txt %*
         del patch_ja.txt
  3. Save the file as hpsum_ja.cmd in the same directory where hpsum.exe exists
  4. Start HP SUM by double clicking hpsum_ja.cmd
Continue to use this command file whenever running HP SUM (i.e., there is no need to redo steps 1-3 if this command file exists)

C. Using HP SUM Command Line Interface (CLI) Mode
Please refer to the HP SUM User Guide or the "CLIHelp.txt" file in the extracted folder.


HP SUM User Guides will be available in the following URLs shortly:

COMPATIBILITY/INTEROPERABILITY:

  1. WARNING: Do not disconnect power supply to HP Integrity Server during the firmware upgrade process or else the ROM will be corrupted.

DETERMINING CURRENT VERSION:
HP SUM displays the current version of the firmware on the host. However user can also log in to the iLO-3 MP and use the following procedure to find out the current firmware versions.

  1. Establish a telnet session with the iLO-3 MP.
  2. Logon to the iLO-3 MP using the Administrator password.
  3. Type "CM" to enter the Command Menu.
  4. Type "SYSREV" to display system revision information. The following should be displayed if the current firmware is installed.

     SYSREV

     Revisions               Active         Pending
      -------------------------------------
     iLO FW               :  01.41.01
     System FW          :  1.80
     MHW FPGA       :  02.00
     Power Mon FW   :  03.04
     Front Panel HW   :  04.00 (or 02.00 or 03.00 are acceptable)
     PRS HW             :  02.07 (or 02.06 is acceptable)
     IOH HW             :  02.02 (or 1.02, 1.03, and 2.00 are also acceptable)

End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement
BladeSystem Onboard Administrator Software End User License Agreement
gSOAP Software End User License Agreement


Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Important:

TITLE: HP Smart Update Firmware - HP Integrity BL860c/BL870c/BL890c i2 Servers Bundle for Windows

READ BEFORE INSTALLING:
Please download the latest release notes for this release available here.

VERSION:
HP Smart Update Windows Firmware Bundle
Bundle Version : 2011.10(b)

System Firmware Version : 1.80
FGPA Firmware Version : 2.00
iLO-3 Firmware Version : 01.41.01
Power Monitor Firmware Version: 03.04

Onboard Administrator (OA)
OA Firmware Version : 3.32

HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM)
HP SUM Version : 4.9.5

DESCRIPTION:
This bundle contains the HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) Windows x86 application, the firmware for HP Integrity BL860c/BL870c/BL890c i2 Servers (System firmware (SFW), FPGA firmware, iLO-3 MP firmware & Power Monitor firmware) and the Onboard Administrator (OA) firmware. This bundle can be used to update the firmware using the HP SUM application from a Windows x86 system.

Note: Any update to the information below will be available on the release notes for HP Smart Update Windows Firmware Bundle for HP Integrity BL860c/BL870c/BL890c i2 Servers, available on www.hp.com

For more information on HP SUM, review the HP Smart Update Manager User Guide which is available on hp.com at:

More information about firmware update methods can be obtained from the following document

SUPERSEDES:

HP Smart Update Windows Firmware Bundle 
Bundle Version : 2011.09

System Firmware Version : 1.80
FGPA Firmware Version : 2.00 
iLO-3 Firmware Version : 01.41.01
Power Monitor Firmware Version: 03.04 

Onboard Administrator (OA) 
OA Firmware Version : 3.31

HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) 
HP SUM Version : 4.9.5

PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP Integrity BL860c i2 Server
HP Integrity BL870c i2 Server
HP Integrity BL890c i2 Server


OPERATING SYSTEMS:

HP-UX 11i v3 OE Update Release for March 2010 (and later OE Releases)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Open VMS 8.4
NonStop Operating System (note: supported on BL860c i2 only)

LANGUAGES:
International English

KNOWN FIRMWARE ISSUES:

iLO

  • If a system is reset while there is a pending system firmware update, it will cease to function. The system power should be cycled.
  • Secondary group LDAP users may fail to login.
  • iLO GUI, System Health screen has a limit of 25 Temperature Sensors. Some temperatures sensors will not be visible, though they will be monitored and acted upon by firmware

KNOWN INSTALLATION ISSUES:

  • If the language setting for the OS is set to Japanese on the system you are running HP SUM;if you run HP SUM by double clicking the icon from the GUI, you will see a flash and then an exit from the program; if you run HP SUM from the command line interface, HP SUM will immediately abort. In both cases, see installation instructions under ‘Workaround for running HP SUM 4.9.5 in Japanese’ for details on using HP SUM in Japanese language mode.
  • Passwords for Blade iLO and Onboard Administrators must not contain "-" or "=", otherwise HP SUM 4.9.5 will fail to log in. The password must be changed before running HP SUM in order for the update to work.
  • HP SUM fails on Windows Vista® due to McAfee firewalls. This is a known issue with McAfee that McAfee firewalls block HP SUM traffic.
    1. To resolve this issue, enable the port traffic associated with the HP SUM application by performing the following steps:
    2. From the system tray, click the McAfee icon
    3. Select Manage Features.
    4. Select McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention.
    5. Select the Activity Log tab. Notice the entry in the Message column similar to the following: Blocked Incoming TCP from the HOST (15.255.101.110) during execution of HP SUM.
    6. From the menu, select Task>Unlock Interface.
    7. Enter the password of the McAfee user interface.
    8. Select the Firewall Policy tab.
    9. On the bottom of the screen, click Add (Add new rule).
    10. Use the following settings for the new firewall rules on your system.
      Action: Permit
      Protocol: IP - TCP
      Direction: Incoming
      Local Service: Single - http
      Remote Service: Range From: 1024 - To: 65535
      Address: Any Active
    11. Click OK to ensure new firewall rules have been implemented.
    12. Restart HP SUM.
      Performing these steps allows HP SUM to function, although after a period of time (ranging from minutes to hours), McAfee disables HP SUM access.
  • During a FW update, if a reset command is executed from the EFI shell, the system will hang because iLO is waiting for the system to power off. To clear the condition, a ctrl-B (to return to the main menu) and a “pc –off” command must be executed
  • The "FORCE ALL BUNDLE UPDATES" option on the “Select Bundle Filter” screen does not set the "force install" flag for all firmware components in the bundle. The user can choose to perform force installation for every individual firmware component by selecting the "Installation Option" for the firmware component and checking the “Force Install” option.
  • Whenever the auxiliary blade is changed, and if the FW version on the Monarch is greater than the version on the auxiliary blade, the upgrade/install option shows everything as up to date. The only workaround to install the firmware on the auxiliary blade is doing a “Force Install”.
  • If you receive the message "Could not add the following requested repositories:" after selecting a directory to use with HP SUM, the HP SUM temporary directory %temp%\hp_sum must be removed.
    1. From a command prompt enter: rmdir /S %temp%\hp_sum
    2. Restart HP SUM
  • During a FW update, if a reset command is executed from the EFI shell, the system will hang because iLO is waiting for the system to power off.
  • To clear the condition, a ctrl-B (to return to the main menu) and a “pc –off” command must be executed
  • If you receive the message "Connected to unknown SOAP server" while connecting to targets, another program is probably blocking HP SUM from using SSL port 443, close the other applications and try again. If the problem persists, please exit HP SUM and log out and log back in to clear any background processes that may be blocking HP SUM.
  • When using updates from downloads.hpe.com, always also keep the ‘Default’ repository selected, otherwise target updates may be blocked with ‘no applicable components’ status.
DISCLAIMER:
The information in this document is subject to change without notice.

 

Hewlett-Packard makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Hewlett-Packard shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.

This document contains proprietary information that is protected by copyright. All rights are reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced, photocopied, or translated to another language without the prior written consent of Hewlett-Packard Company.

(C) Copyright 1994-2011 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

FEEDBACK
As we are continuing to improve the firmware management process we welcome your feedback on this document and on the firmware update process.
mailto:TEAM-FWupdateFeedback@external.groups.hp.com?subject=FWupdateFeedback on BL8x0ci2_2011_10:


Notes:

HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) for Windows is supported on following Windows Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 - All Editions
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 - Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 - Server Core Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Essential Business
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Foundation Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Small Business
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32 - All Editions
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32 - Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32 - Server Core Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (Including R2 & Base Edition)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 - All Editions (Including R2 & Base Edition)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Supported Devices and Features:

 


Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


None.

TITLE: HP Smart Update Firmware - HP Integrity BL860c/BL870c/BL890c i2 Servers Bundle for Windows

READ BEFORE INSTALLING:
Please download the latest release notes for this release available here.

VERSION:
HP Smart Update Windows Firmware Bundle
Bundle Version : 2011.10(b)

System Firmware Version : 1.80
FGPA Firmware Version : 2.00
iLO-3 Firmware Version : 01.41.01
Power Monitor Firmware Version: 03.04

Onboard Administrator (OA)
OA Firmware Version : 3.32

HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM)
HP SUM Version : 4.9.5

DESCRIPTION:
This bundle contains the HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) Windows x86 application, the firmware for HP Integrity BL860c/BL870c/BL890c i2 Servers (System firmware (SFW), FPGA firmware, iLO-3 MP firmware & Power Monitor firmware) and the Onboard Administrator (OA) firmware. This bundle can be used to update the firmware using the HP SUM application from a Windows x86 system.

Note: Any update to the information below will be available on the release notes for HP Smart Update Windows Firmware Bundle for HP Integrity BL860c/BL870c/BL890c i2 Servers, available on www.hp.com

For more information on HP SUM, review the HP Smart Update Manager User Guide which is available on hp.com at:

More information about firmware update methods can be obtained from the following document

SUPERSEDES:

HP Smart Update Windows Firmware Bundle 
Bundle Version : 2011.09

System Firmware Version : 1.80
FGPA Firmware Version : 2.00 
iLO-3 Firmware Version : 01.41.01
Power Monitor Firmware Version: 03.04 

Onboard Administrator (OA) 
OA Firmware Version : 3.31

HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) 
HP SUM Version : 4.9.5

PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP Integrity BL860c i2 Server
HP Integrity BL870c i2 Server
HP Integrity BL890c i2 Server


OPERATING SYSTEMS:

HP-UX 11i v3 OE Update Release for March 2010 (and later OE Releases)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Open VMS 8.4
NonStop Operating System (note: supported on BL860c i2 only)

LANGUAGES:
International English

KNOWN FIRMWARE ISSUES:

iLO

  • If a system is reset while there is a pending system firmware update, it will cease to function. The system power should be cycled.
  • Secondary group LDAP users may fail to login.
  • iLO GUI, System Health screen has a limit of 25 Temperature Sensors. Some temperatures sensors will not be visible, though they will be monitored and acted upon by firmware

KNOWN INSTALLATION ISSUES:

  • If the language setting for the OS is set to Japanese on the system you are running HP SUM;if you run HP SUM by double clicking the icon from the GUI, you will see a flash and then an exit from the program; if you run HP SUM from the command line interface, HP SUM will immediately abort. In both cases, see installation instructions under ‘Workaround for running HP SUM 4.9.5 in Japanese’ for details on using HP SUM in Japanese language mode.
  • Passwords for Blade iLO and Onboard Administrators must not contain "-" or "=", otherwise HP SUM 4.9.5 will fail to log in. The password must be changed before running HP SUM in order for the update to work.
  • HP SUM fails on Windows Vista® due to McAfee firewalls. This is a known issue with McAfee that McAfee firewalls block HP SUM traffic.
    1. To resolve this issue, enable the port traffic associated with the HP SUM application by performing the following steps:
    2. From the system tray, click the McAfee icon
    3. Select Manage Features.
    4. Select McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention.
    5. Select the Activity Log tab. Notice the entry in the Message column similar to the following: Blocked Incoming TCP from the HOST (15.255.101.110) during execution of HP SUM.
    6. From the menu, select Task>Unlock Interface.
    7. Enter the password of the McAfee user interface.
    8. Select the Firewall Policy tab.
    9. On the bottom of the screen, click Add (Add new rule).
    10. Use the following settings for the new firewall rules on your system.
      Action: Permit
      Protocol: IP - TCP
      Direction: Incoming
      Local Service: Single - http
      Remote Service: Range From: 1024 - To: 65535
      Address: Any Active
    11. Click OK to ensure new firewall rules have been implemented.
    12. Restart HP SUM.
      Performing these steps allows HP SUM to function, although after a period of time (ranging from minutes to hours), McAfee disables HP SUM access.
  • During a FW update, if a reset command is executed from the EFI shell, the system will hang because iLO is waiting for the system to power off. To clear the condition, a ctrl-B (to return to the main menu) and a “pc –off” command must be executed
  • The "FORCE ALL BUNDLE UPDATES" option on the “Select Bundle Filter” screen does not set the "force install" flag for all firmware components in the bundle. The user can choose to perform force installation for every individual firmware component by selecting the "Installation Option" for the firmware component and checking the “Force Install” option.
  • Whenever the auxiliary blade is changed, and if the FW version on the Monarch is greater than the version on the auxiliary blade, the upgrade/install option shows everything as up to date. The only workaround to install the firmware on the auxiliary blade is doing a “Force Install”.
  • If you receive the message "Could not add the following requested repositories:" after selecting a directory to use with HP SUM, the HP SUM temporary directory %temp%\hp_sum must be removed.
    1. From a command prompt enter: rmdir /S %temp%\hp_sum
    2. Restart HP SUM
  • During a FW update, if a reset command is executed from the EFI shell, the system will hang because iLO is waiting for the system to power off.
  • To clear the condition, a ctrl-B (to return to the main menu) and a “pc –off” command must be executed
  • If you receive the message "Connected to unknown SOAP server" while connecting to targets, another program is probably blocking HP SUM from using SSL port 443, close the other applications and try again. If the problem persists, please exit HP SUM and log out and log back in to clear any background processes that may be blocking HP SUM.
  • When using updates from downloads.hpe.com, always also keep the ‘Default’ repository selected, otherwise target updates may be blocked with ‘no applicable components’ status.
DISCLAIMER:
The information in this document is subject to change without notice.

 

Hewlett-Packard makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Hewlett-Packard shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.

This document contains proprietary information that is protected by copyright. All rights are reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced, photocopied, or translated to another language without the prior written consent of Hewlett-Packard Company.

(C) Copyright 1994-2011 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

FEEDBACK
As we are continuing to improve the firmware management process we welcome your feedback on this document and on the firmware update process.
mailto:TEAM-FWupdateFeedback@external.groups.hp.com?subject=FWupdateFeedback on BL8x0ci2_2011_10:

Version:2017.10 (5 Oct 2017)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


iLO 2.01.03: 

  • Fixed an issue where the HP-UX 1603 installation failed on BL860c i2 server when attempted through virtual media or DVD drive that was connected to the enclosure

  • vMedia applet can now be launched with Java 7 update 51 without requiring to add iLO URL

  • For browsers that do not support Java plugins or applets, virtual media applet can now be launched through Java web start launcher

p410i version 6.64:

  • Corrected thermal behavior with HDDs
Enhancements

iLO 2.01.03: 

  • The firmware implements new security enhancements which include support for TLS 1.2 and stronger cipher suites.

  • Enhanced robustness of iLO3 firmware to prevent firmware failure during terminal flow control

p410i version 6.64:

  • Performance enhancement when a drive starts to degrade due to excessive recovered media errors
  • Enhanced the controller SAS discovery logic to tolerate devices that may be resetting

Version:2016.12 (5 Jan 2017)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


iLO 1.59.01: 

  • Fixed an issue where IRC (Integrated Remote Console) application sometimes did not load or work properly when accessed by a LDAP user.

Enhancements

iLO 1.59.01: 

  • Starting with iLO version 1.59.01, the self-signed certificate generated by iLO will have a SHA2 based signature (instead of SHA1 based).


Version:2015.12 (1 Feb 2016)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


iLO 1.57.07: 

  • Addressed the OpenSSL Poodle (Padding Oracle on Downgraded Legacy Encryption) vulnerability CVE-2014-3566 in iLO. Note: SSLv3 based connections to iLO webGUI are now disabled.

  • Users can now successfully access the iLO3 GUI using Firefox version 23 or above.

  • iLO will now allow two simultaneous telnet connection attempts and five simultaneous SSH connection attempts.

  • Fixed an issue where system firmware would occasionally de-configure one or more DIMMs reporting DIMM SPD Checksum errors due to a timeout during AC power cycle of the system.

  • Disabled export cipher encryption in iLO3.

SFW 1.98:  

  • In an HP Virtual Machine (HPVM) environment, the OS would rarely fail to capture CMC and MCA error logs. This is now fixed.

Fixes in IO components included in this bundle:

Fixes in Emulex firmware version 2015.05.21 (from 2013.05.02):

Emulex firmware 4.9.416.12 (from 4.2.401.2212):

  • Critical/Serious Defects

    • When ISL (Inter-Switch Link) is disabled to remote site, local storage access is also lost

    • IOCXGBE: Pause frame storm seen under DEAD state condition

  • Medium/Low Defects

    • IOCXGBE:  Flow control behavior is not functioning as expected 

    • Link status is shown as DOWN in HP-UX & HII (Human Interface Infrastructure) though the interface is UP in OA

Enhancements

iLO 1.57.07: 

  • Users can now configure a security banner message to be displayed in the iLO login screen.

  • iLO now enables users to configure an idle session timeout for web based user interface.

  • An option is now provided in Integrity iLO3 to "Enforce AES/3DES" ciphers for network encryption.

  • Users are now able to create a custom CSR (Certificate Signing request) and to import a third party signed SSL certificate into iLO for secure iLO webGUI access.

Note: For more information on these enhancements, refer to the latest HP Integrity iLO 3 Operations Guide.


Version:2014.09 (19 Sep 2014)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


FPGA 2.05:

  • In rare occasions, when trying to power on a blade on an HP Integrity BL8x0c i2 server in multi-blade configuration, with all blade enclosures powered off (AC on/DC off), the blade may fail to power on. This is now fixed.

iLO 1.56.02: 

  • Fixed SSL/TLS MITM vulnerability (CVE-2014-0224).
  • Fixed an issue where a Telnet session to iLO would sometimes hang during an operation such as FPL dump where a continuous stream of data is being sent by iLO to the client. System and iLO would however continue to function normally.

SFW 1.97: 

  • Fixed an issue where a server with a controller configured in HBA mode would sometimes hang at boot time without any error messages if a Hard Disk configured for RAID mode was put into the server without previously removing the Hard Disk's RAID metadata.
  • Boot from boot manager may no longer fail after a VC profile has been unassigned and reassigned.
  • A server containing a PCI card which does not support PCI extended capability would sometimes hang without any error message while handling an MCA. This issue is now fixed.
  • Fixed an issue where, on rare occasions, the following series of events would be seen in the SEL (System Event Log) during POST (Power-On Self-Test): a MEM_MEM_TEST_FAILED level 3 event, a SYSTEM_SOFT_RESET, an EFI_LAUNCH_BOOT_MANAGER. These errors did not reflect a real hardware failure if the MEM_MEM_TEST_FAILED and soft reset incident were not accompanied by an MCA or other errors.

Fixes in IO components included in this bundle:

Fixes in Qlogic Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters firmware version 2014.02.14:

  • Qlogic EFI 2.27 (from 2.22):
    • The QMH2562 card would sometimes report VC_CLP_RESP_DEV_NVM_ERR when no Interconnect module was connected or when it was connected to a particular 4Gb FC switch. This issue is now fixed.
  • Qlogic FW 5.06.06 (from 5.03.15):
    • Fixed a link failover issue in Qlogic 8Gb firmware for the 8Gb Mezzanine Fibre channel adapter attached to HP VC 24 port module.

Fixes in Intel and Broadcom Adapters Firmware version 2014.04.21:

  • Firmware version 6.2.28 (Changes from 6.2.25):
    • LOM and IOX-LAN cards may transmit excessive pause frames during MCA process in Superdome 2 Platform multi-function mode.
  • Intel EFI version 4.3.02 (from 4.3.01):
    • NIC EFI driver update was failing on some cards shipped with a flash memory chip (Atmel 25DF041A) that did not support the EFI driver. EFI driver version 4.3.02 fixes this issue.

Fixes in Broadcom NIC HP-UX version 2014.2.18 and HP Integrity BL8x0c i2 LOM EFI version 5.2.60:

  • Firmware version 6.2.28 (Changes from 6.2.25):
    • LOM and IOX-LAN cards may transmit excessive pause frames during MCA process in Superdome 2 Platform multi-function mode.

Fixes in SAS FW 6.42:   

  • Resolved an issue where, after doing a mode toggle at EFI ORCA, the controller name would not be displayed when running the command: “reconnect -r”
  • Added a new POST message 1813 to indicate bad or failed battery charge circuit
  • No longer display a POST error message 1805 “Cache Module Super-Cap is not installed” when the controller is configured to work without super-capacitors

Fixes in Emulex Adapters firmware version  2013.05.02:

  • Firmware 4.2.401.2212 (from 4.1.450.14):
    • Critical: As the result of auto negotiation failure, the connection between LOM and ProCurve 6120XG may link up at 1Gbps instead of 10Gbps. This occurs intermittently (as often as once in 10 retries) after executing "Reset Server blade #" from the OA CLI. Affected Products: All BE3 based Cards and LOMs. This is also seen with 10G passthrough Interconnect module.
    • Boot failure might be seen after running commands "reconnect -r", "map -r" commands at EFi environment.
    • Boot from SAN intermittently fails during EFI bootstrap of a FCoE device that is busy.
    • FCOE EFI version truncated in VPD data that is displayed by ODE-FCFUPDATE tool at EFI.
    • On HP-UX the fcoc port driver state is displayed as AUTHENTICATION/DISCOVERY when fcocutil command is run to check the port information
  •  NIC EFI driver 2.22.a1 (from 2.21.ac):
    • Reset to Defaults restores wrong power configuration. Reset to Default is issued from Device Manager->Emulex 10G NIC-> R/r or Erase Configuration; Symptom: Restoring the defaults shows an HP unsupported option: MultiChannel Option

For a complete list of fixes and enhancements for OA and VC, please refer to:

Enhancements

iLO 1.56.02:

  •  Improved console performance from iLO version 1.55.02

Version:2011.10(b) (25 Aug 2014)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


None.

Enhancements

  • Component packaging has been updated; no impact to product’s functionality

Version:2011.09(b) (25 Aug 2014)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • Component packaging has been updated; no impact to product’s functionality

Version:2012.09(b) (25 Aug 2014)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • Component packaging has been updated; no impact to product’s functionality

Version:2011.05(b) (25 Aug 2014)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • Component packaging has been updated; no impact to product’s functionality

Version:2013.03 (3 Apr 2013)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

HP recommends systems used in Mission Critical environments update to this revision of firmware during the next system maintenance period in order to improve system reliability.

[X] Critical
        [ ] Panic, [X] Hang, [ ] Abort, [ ] Corruption, [ ] Memory Leak, [X] Other: Security
        [ ] Hardware Enablement, [ ] Software Enablement
[ ] Recommended
[ ] Optional
        [ ] Hardware Enablement, [ ] Software Enablement, [ ] non-critical
[ ] Initial Customer Release


iLO 1.55.02:

  • Fixed a security vulnerability issue that exists in HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO 3) versions 1.53.02 and lower for BL8x0c i2. The vulnerability could be remotely exploited resulting in disclosure of information.  See SSRT100934 for more details.
  • When the serial port MUX is set to “Persistent AUX” mode and the server is A/C power cycled, the serial port MUX will retain the “persistent AUX” mode setting and will not reset to “iLO” mode.
  • The severity of the events “VOLTAGE_FAULT and VOLTAGE_LOW_CRITICAL” have been increased so that power supply events in SFM such as  "power supply failed or disconnected" and "power supply AC lost" will now be reported in HP-UX syslog for easier monitoring.
  • Fixed an issue where an idle SSH session to iLO3 from a PUTTY client may freeze or may get disconnected with an error message “Incoming packet was garbled on decryption”.
  • SSH connection to iLO from an OpenSSH 5.9 client will now work even when a reduced list of key-exchange algorithm is not indicated.
  • IPMI chassis status now properly reflects the sensor status when cover is off or after a fan failure.
  • MP-iLO’s 15 minute auto-logoff no longer truncates a V-media Create ISO Image.

SFW 1.95:  

  • Fixed an issue where the execution of the SetTime firmware call might cause short system hangs of 12.75 seconds. Occasionally longer system hangs were observed. The problem may cause affected servers running in a Serviceguard cluster configuration with member timeout values slightly higher than the delay to fail with a Serviceguard INIT due to expiration of the Serviceguard safety timer. Note: other third party clustering products are affected by this issue too.
  • Fixed an issue where a failed CPU socket would not get de-configured, causing the system to hang and not boot to EFI shell, or to continuously reboot, with the error "BOOT_CPU_LATE_SELF_TEST_FAIL".

Boot Code 6.2.25 (from 6.2.21) for embedded LOM, NC532m:

  •  In some cases, only 2 PCI functions are exposed in multi-function mode
     

LPe1205 HBA FW version 2.02x2 (from 2.00a4):

  • I/O “illegal frames received” errors may be reported intermittently by FC disks linked through an 8Gb HP/Emulex FC card if a disk reset is performed during heavy I/O load



Virtual Connect:
Please refer the VC 3.75 Release notes for fixes, enhancements and known issues.

Onboard Administrator:
Please refer the OA 3.60 Release Notes for fixes enhancements and known issues.

Enhancements

UEFI Driver 5.2.59 (from 5.2.58) for embedded LOM, NC532m:

  •  Added Dynamic Network detection support
Virtual Connect:
Please refer the VC 3.75 Release notes for fixes, enhancements and known issues.

Onboard Administrator:
Please refer the OA 3.60 Release Notes for fixes enhancements and known issues.


Version:2012.10 (31 Oct 2012)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

HP recommends systems used in Mission Critical environments update to this revision of firmware during the next system maintenance period in order to improve system reliability.

[X] Critical
        [ ] Panic, [X] Hang, [ ] Abort, [ ] Corruption, [ ] Memory Leak, [ ] Other
        [ ] Hardware Enablement, [ ] Software Enablement
[ ] Recommended
[ ] Optional
        [ ] Hardware Enablement, [ ] Software Enablement, [ ] non-critical
[ ] Initial Customer Release


FIXES:

SFW 1.93:

  • Duplicate SFM event 100819 might be displayed after replacing a CPU and booting a system.
  • System might take many extra minutes to boot to EFI if unreadable media is in DVD drive.
iLO-3 1.54.03:
  • Added functionality to disable iLO reset request from the FPGA while firmware is being programmed.
  • iLO serial task errors might cause an iLO hang.
  • iLO internal task priority changed to better insure that the watchdog timer task will reset iLO when necessary.
  • The virtual keyboard and mouse might stop working after an MP reset with OpenVMS.
FPGA 2.02:
  • An iLO firmware hang might prevent reset via the iLO physical presence button; a fifteen (15) second button hold now generates a hardware reset signal regardless of iLO firmware state.

Version:2012.09 (2 Oct 2012)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

HP recommends systems used in Mission Critical environments update to this revision of firmware during the next system maintenance period in order to improve system reliability.

[X] Critical
        [X] Panic, [X] Hang, [ ] Abort, [X] Corruption, [ ] Memory Leak, [ ] Other
        [ ] Hardware Enablement, [ ] Software Enablement
[ ] Recommended
[ ] Optional
        [ ] Hardware Enablement, [ ] Software Enablement, [ ] non-critical
[ ] Initial Customer Release


  • Fixed an issue where a memory update operation may not complete properly when an L2 cache line encounters a second single bit data error. This may result in the possibility of undefined system behavior. See Intel Specification Update for more information. If Specification Update link does not work, HP recommend to go to www.intel.com  and search for the latest version of the Intel® Itanium® Processor 9300 Specification Update.
  • Fixed an issue where PAL returned no information on bus log overflow.
  • Fixed an issue where an invalid log format may have been generated by hardware when multiple MLD errors occur in a small window.

Version:2011.10 (18 Oct 2011)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.

HP recommends systems used in Mission Critical environments update to this revision of firmware during the next system maintenance period in order to improve system reliability. 
[ ] Critical (see important notes below for usage restriction) 
[ ] Panic, [ ] Hang, [ ] Abort, [ ] Corruption, [ ] Memory Leak, [ ] Other 
[ ] Hardware Enablement, [ ] Software Enablement 
[ X] Recommended 
[ ] Optional 
[ ] Hardware Enablement, [ ] Software Enablement, [ ] non-critical 
[ ] Initial Customer Release 


OA 
Fixed the security vulnerability referenced in security bulletin c03048779

Enhancements

None


Version:2011.09 (31 Aug 2011)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.

HP recommends systems used in Mission Critical environments update to this revision of firmware during the next system maintenance period in order to improve system reliability. 
[ ] Critical (see important notes below for usage restriction) 
[ ] Panic, [ ] Hang, [ ] Abort, [ ] Corruption, [ ] Memory Leak, [ ] Other 
[ ] Hardware Enablement, [ ] Software Enablement 
[ X] Recommended 
[ ] Optional 
[ ] Hardware Enablement, [ ] Software Enablement, [ ] non-critical 
[ ] Initial Customer Release 


SFW

  • Illegal memory configurations could cause a system abort during boot after a DIMM de-allocation. Now, the system will boot with reduced memory and display appropriate alerts.
  • Fixed an issue where CMC (Correctable Machine Check) log may not be generated after a recoverable LLC (Last Level Cache) error
iLO
  • Updated the Event Dictionary
OA
  • General
    • OA 3.31 fixes an issue where Link status was showing green with an NC55xm or NC553i adapter mapped to a 1GB pass thru module and no cable was attached.
  • Virtual Connect
    • OA 3.31 fixes an issue for VC configurations with LOM(LAN on Motherboard) or mezzanine card, where VC would disconnect the FC SAN and FCoE if running OA 3.20 or 3.30 and the VC profile had been assigned with OA 3.11.
Enhancements

SFW

  • Enable support for SAS tape Boot (requires to use HP Integrity Smart Array firmware (SAS IO firmware) version 5.06 or later).
  • Added extra debug logging for CPU "uncore" during a system abort.

Version:2011.05 (23 May 2011)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

This update is CRITICAL for HP Integrity BL870c i2 and BL890c i2 Blade Servers in a Virtual Connect environment.

This update is NOT considered critical for the following configurations:

  • systems with HP Integrity BL860c i2 blade servers only
  • systems that do not use Virtual Connect
  • NonStop systems
For these systems, the update is Recommended or Optional, depending on their exposure to the fixes listed below.  

 [X] Critical (see important notes below for usage restriction)  
     [  ]  Panic,  [  ]  Hang,  [  ]  Abort,   [  ]  Corruption,  [  ]  Memory Leak,  
     [X]  Other: Risk to mission critical environments Security  
     [  ]  Hardware Enablement,  [  ] Software Enablement  
 

Important:
The update to Onboard Administrator version 3.30 is required to resolve a critical issue where HP Integrity BL870 i2 and BL890 i2 Blade Servers experience a Virtual Connect network outage shortly after performing a reset of the Server Blade's MP/iLO. This outage will affect all Virtual Connect LAN and SAN connections on the specific blade in which the MP/iLO was reset. The outage time can vary from 30 seconds to 2 minutes depending on system and enclosure configurations and will cause loss of communication between systems in clustered environments such as with Service Guard and OpenVMS.

Note:  The update to OA firmware should NOT be performed in a production environment as there is a risk that an OA reset may cause a similar outage in the HP BL870c i2 and BL890c i2 blades in the enclosure.


SFW

  • EFI shell extended characters were forced to an off state when entering the boot manager and restored to their previous state when returning to the shell
  • The level 5 IODISC_RP_LINK_TRAIN_ERR event could be erroneously displayed and cause HP-UX to fail to discover the IPMI device
  • Certain events were not sent while in virtual mode during system OS shutdown
  • A failed DIMM would no longer show as de-allocated after reboot
  • The SM BUS speed was set too high during an MCA, potentially leading to nested MCAs
  • Corrected memory interleaving problem causing MCA in HP BL860c i2 blades with 8x16GB and 4x4GB DIMMs
iLO
  • An invalid blade slot number was displayed in the system event log generated when DIMM quads were being de-allocated.
  • A rare issue occurred in which disconnecting Web SSL users from the Web interface on the "Active Users" tab of the "Status Summary Page" could disallow subsequent web connections. This could be remedied by resetting iLO from the TUI(Terminal User Interface) .
  • The iLO reset command could be performed from the CLI(Command Line Interface) (xd –r) or the GUI while a FW update was in progress.
  • During a FW upgrade, an iLO reset from the iLO GUI was reported to be successful at resetting the iLO although the reset was not successful
  • Repeated power on, hard power off cycles from OA CLI(Command Line Interface) could create a failure to power off
  • The iLO command prompt could hang from invalid or missing parameters. This could be remedied by resetting from iLO GUI or using SSH exec "xd -r"
  • Under very particular conditions, a conjoined system could display one or more of the following symptoms:
    • Fail to gracefully shutdown
    • CPU temperatures may go unmonitored
    • BLADE_FAILED_BOOT may be logged in the SEL despite a normal boot
    • iLO health monitoring may inappropriately represent the LEDs in the Virtual Front Panel and iLO GUI
  • iLO GUI "system health" page may not load completely on a fully loaded system.
  • Issues occurred with command line LDAP usage
  • A mismatched CPU on one blade of a HP BL870c i2 or BL890c i2 blade could display as a mismatched CPU on each successive blade in the system
  • A dropped LAN connection during firmware update could cause a firmware update command or HP SUM command to cease operation. iLO now detects the dropped connection, and reports the error.
  • HP SUM failed to successfully update HP BL870c i2 and BL890c i2 blades with mixed Firmware versions.
  • iLO TUI(Terminal User Interface) PR command and "power & reset" GUI page would fail if firmware upgrade was in process.
OA
  • General
    • Utility Ready Blade feature would be inactive after restarting the OA if URB ENABLED command is set to anything other than HTTP.
    • Onboard Administrator could reboot if an invalid character was logged to a remote syslog.
    • Onboard Administrator terminated following many back-to-back blade power on/off cycles.
    • Onboard Administrator would report spurious blade "power release" messages when a blade e-fuse was reset.
    • OA incorrectly reported SAS Storage Mezzanine ports connected to Ethernet devices as port mismatches. This condition is not an error as the SAS Mezzanine ports are dynamically enabled / disabled.
    • Onboard Administrator occasionally did not clear all state information after a blade was removed.
    • An error message ,'NVRAM unformatted/corrupted', was falsely displayed when downgrading from an OA 3.xx version to an OA 2.xx version.
    • OA was not initializing interconnect power states at initial OA startup.
    • OA improperly initialized identification strings for ServerNet type switches to OA CLI.
    • Interconnect modules and server blades may not receive an EBIPA IP address but may receive an IP from an external DHCP server after an OA restart when OA VLAN is enabled.
    • OA would reboot when executing a "SHOW SERVER BOOT" CLI command on server blade that has more than 8 IPL Boot Order devices.
    • Upgraded from OpenSSH 5.1p1 to OpenSSH-5.6p1.
  • Integrity Blades
    • OA would display the CPU max core frequency instead of the core base frequency for HP Integrity BL8x0c i2 server blades.
    • Rebooting the OA in an enclosure with only one power rail powered-up could cause HP Integrity BL8x0c i2 server blades to go into a low power performance state.
    • HP Integrity BL8x0c i2 server blades would remain in low power mode after AC redundant power loss and OA restart.
  • KVM
    • OA-KVM feature appears to hang with the message "Header Received" when connecting to a HP ProLiant G7 blade with ILO3.
  • IPv6
    • An error message, "cannot create tmp-.conf", would be displayed if an operator attempted to change IPv6 settings.
    • An IPv4 connection would be lost after modifying IPv6 settings.
  • LCD
    • Someone logged in with "Operator" privileges could set LCD Pin Protection Number through the OA browser.
    • The LCD Health Summary continued to report "missing server" on a full-height blade with an adjacent storage blade installed in an incorrect bay - after the storage blade had been removed.
  • Virtual Connect (VC)
    • HP BL870 i2 and BL890 i2 Blades would experience a Virtual Connect network outage shortly after performing a reset of the Server Blade's MP/iLO. This would affect all Virtual Connect LAN and SAN connections on the specific blade in which the MP/iLO was reset. The outage time could vary from 30 seconds to 2 minutes depending on system and enclosure configurations and would cause loss of communication between systems in clustered environments such as with Service Guard and OpenVMS. 
      OA would improperly report a VC Interconnect module’s status if the modules E-fuse were tripped.
    • VC 24-Port FC Interconnect Firmware Version information sometimes didn't appear in Onboard Administrator GUI or CLI output.
Enhancements

  • Support for power management from iLO and OS including Advanced Power Capping and Power Regulation
SFW
  • Added migration support for VC profile boot option
  • Added boot options for VC primary/secondary boot targets that don't already have one
  • System now generates event for USB over-current condition at EFI
  • Improved the analysis of MCA logs in case of uncorrectable errors by extending data reporting
  • Improved internal tracking of correctable memory errors count on x8 DRAMs
iLO
  • Viewing the forward progress log is now supported in the iLO GUI
  • Support for BladeSystem Matrix is now enabled with HP BL860c i2, BL870c i2, and BL890c i2 blades
  • Improved the processing time to load the system health page in the iLO GUI, in particular on HP BL870c i2 and BL890c i2 blades
  • Availability and usability have been enhanced.

Version:21.08 (22 Dec 2010)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

UPDATE RECOMMENDATION: Critical

HP recommends systems used in Mission Critical environments update to this revision of firmware during the next system maintenance period in order to improve system reliability.

 [X] Critical
     [  ]  Panic,  [  ]  Hang,  [  ]  Abort,   [  ]  Corruption,  [  ]  Memory Leak,
     [  ]  Other __________
     [X]  Hardware Enablement,  [  ] Software Enablement
 [  ]  Recommended
 [  ]  Optional
     [  ] Hardware Enablement,  [  ]  Software Enablement, [  ]  non-critical
 [  ] Initial Customer Release


  • Fixed an issue where the “String buffer too small” error message could be displayed during a network installation of the blade, eventually leading to a system panic.
  • Fixed an issue where the MCA errdump log file might not have included MCA information for all the blades.
  • Improved boot stability by fixing several potential occurrences of MCAs during boot.
  • Health state does not return to 'OK' when temperature goes from Critical to OK. In order to clear this error a system power cycle was required.
  • iLO/Integrity blade information is now shown correctly in OA.
  • Fixed an issue where some blades would not power on and generate a POWERON_DENIED_BUSY_ERROR message upon enclosure power on.
  • Fixed an issue in which the DIMM Slot location for DIMM errors was being reported as decimal numbers when it should have been reported as hexadecimal numbers.
  • An issue in which the iLO Web GUI 'System Health Page' could inaccurately display a Mezzanine card as 'not installed' has been fixed.
  • An issue in which LDAP did not expect the format user@domain.com has been fixed in the iLO web GUI. The problem still exists in the iLO CLI. The work around is to configure the LDAP server to use an alternative format.
  • An issue in which rapid execution of multiple power commands could cause CM menu to become unresponsive has been fixed. A reset from the GUI could clear this condition.
  • A rare issue in which an internal file system could crash causing defaulting of iLO user configuration data, or potential iLO unresponsiveness has been fixed.
  • The System Health Page in the iLO Web GUI now displays temperatures appropriately.
  • An issue in which vMedia connections could experience failures has been resolved.
  • Thermal and fan control behavior has been fixed.
  • The DC command now sets Asset Tag to default values properly.
  • An issue with an unexpected close of network sessions has been addressed.
  • An issue in which the VMEDIA connections event was logged without an IP address has been fixed.
  • IP address is now logged appropriately in the IEL event for VMEDIA connections.
  • Fixed an issue in which the factory default password could have been set to Admin.
  • Multiple connections to the live event viewer are now allowed.
  • An issue with highlighting the wrong tab in the system health page on BL870c and BL890c systems has been fixed.
  • An issue with the rare loss of an EFI configuration change has been addressed.
  • An issue where fatal events (i.e. non-recoverable temperatures) may not shut down the system has been fixed.
  • Fixed an issue where the system was failing to boot due to temperatures being misread and fans speeding up incorrectly while CPUs were still resetting.
  • Fixed an issue where fan speed would not increase after the FAN_BLOWOUT_ENTER event was logged.
  • Empty DIMM slots are now properly reported in SMBIOS.
  • Fixed an issue where a DVD drive may be intermittently missing.
  • BIOS release date has been included in SMBIOS.
  • Memory test is now properly disabled with boottest mem off.
  • vMedia performance and reliability has been improved.
  • Debugging information for Traps/Interrupts has been improved.
  • Error handling/containment/logging has been improved.
  • Improved help text output for EFI commands.
Enhancements

  • Memory Patrol scrubber
  • 16 GB DIMM support
  • EFI boot options for directed LAN boot
  • Multiple connections to the live event viewer are now allowed

Version:15.05 (16 May 2010)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.

UPDATE RECOMMENDATION: Optional

HP recommends systems used in Mission Critical environments update to this revision of firmware during the next system maintenance period in order to improve system reliability.

 [  ] Critical
     [  ]  Panic,  [  ]  Hang,  [  ]  Abort,   [  ]  Corruption,  [  ]  Memory Leak,
     [  ]  Other __________
     [  ]  Hardware Enablement,  [  ] Software Enablement
 [  ]  Recommended
 [X]  Optional
     [  ] Hardware Enablement,  [  ]  Software Enablement, [X]  non-critical
 [  ] Initial Customer Release

  • Changed alert level for DIMM_LOAD_ORDER_ERR match with Common Events Database
Enhancements

None


Version:15.04 (13 May 2010)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.

UPDATE RECOMMENDATION: Initial Customer Release

HP recommends systems used in Mission Critical environments update to this revision of firmware during the next system maintenance period in order to improve system reliability.

 [  ] Critical
     [  ]  Panic,  [  ]  Hang,  [  ]  Abort,   [  ]  Corruption,  [  ]  Memory Leak,
     [  ]  Other __________
     [  ]  Hardware Enablement,  [  ] Software Enablement
 [  ]  Recommended
 [  ]  Optional
     [  ] Hardware Enablement,  [  ]  Software Enablement, [ ]  non-critical
 [X] Initial Customer Release


Initial Customer Release


Type: Firmware (Entitlement Required) - Bundle
Version: 2011.10(b)(25 Aug 2014)
Operating System(s):
HP-UX 11.31 (IA)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
NonStop Operating System
OS Independent
OpenVMS v8.4

Description

This bundle contains the HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) Windows x86 application, the firmware for HP Integrity BL860c/BL870c/BL890c i2 Servers (System firmware (SFW), FPGA firmware, iLO-3 MP firmware & Power Monitor firmware) and the Onboard Administrator (OA) firmware. This bundle can be used to update the firmware using the HP SUM application from a Windows x86 system.

Enhancements

  • Component packaging has been updated; no impact to product’s functionality

Installation Instructions

Prerequisites:

PREREQUISITES:

  • Onboard Administrator firmware for c3000/c7000 enclosures with BL860c/BL870c/BL890c i2: minimum OA version required is 3.11 or 3.21 to support HP BL860c/BL870c/BL890c i2 upgrades.However version 3.32 is the recommended version.
  • VC firmware: minimum VC version required is 3.15. However VC version 3.30 or later is recommended.
    Note:
    • VC 3.30 has fixed the issue where an OA reset could cause LOM connectivity to drop, resulting in unexpected behavior in clustered deployments.
    • VCSU 1.5.0 or later is required to install the VC firmware update. This utility is not included in this bundle but is available from the HP Support & Drivers web site.
  • iLO-3 MP(s) must be on the network (reachable from local system) and have static IP or be configured with DHCP.
  • An http daemon, service or IDS (Intrusion Detection System) running in the local system may interfere with HP SUM connecting to remote hosts, hence these services may need to be disabled when HP SUM is running.
  • Please see the HP Smart Update Manager User Guide for any prerequisites required for HP SUM.
For latest dependencies on SAS IO, LOM, OA and VC, refer to this matrix:
integrity-release-sets

To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with the following SHA-256 Checksum values:

3715d7d2ba8dbc389d3228cf75ba8b92784f5d9d9c455d654e4d4011e7251fde bl8x0ci2_fw_bndl_win.exe
54b6b8e182c68cde4b5223233764d80a158d048f6269ee3e39f99122e01a3efa bl8x0ci2_fw_bndl_win.exe.md5sum
605318510289c746c2285c495cc83d35762054a6c2c8dd7a98e55682b30cba21 bp002326.xml

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is optional after installation. Updates will be effective after reboot. Hardware stability will be maintained without reboot.


Installation:

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Please review all instructions and the "Hewlett-Packard Support Tool License Terms" or your Hewlett-Packard support terms and conditions for precautions, scope of license, restrictions, and limitation of liability and warranties, before installing this package. It is important that you read and understand these instructions completely before you begin. This can determine your success in completing the firmware update.

NOTE: Should you have McAfee firewall installed, refer "KNOWN INSTALLATION ISSUES" mentioned below in this Release Note.

A. Extracting and Running HP SUM

  1. Download the binary "bl8x0ci2_fw_bndl_win.exe" to a new folder on your Windows system.
  2. Double click the file, bl8x0ci2_fw_bndl_win.exe, to run it.
  3. Click the "Extract" button.
  4. When asked, browse and select or create a new folder to extract bundle contents. HP SUM and firmware components must reside in the same folder. After extraction completes click "OK" and then "Close" button.
  5. Execute "hpsum.exe" as Administrator (with superuser privilege). Executing hpsum.exe will bring up a graphical user interface of the HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM). HP SUM provides an easy-to-use graphical interface that enables you to deploy and maintain firmware components.
NOTE: HP SUM 4.9.5 requires a workaround to run in Japanese. Please see ‘Workaround for running HP SUM 4.9.5 in Japanese’ instructions below.

NOTE: HP SUM also provides a Command Line Interface (CLI) that allows user to perform scripted installations in silent mode. For more information please refer to the HP SUM User Guide or the "CLIHelp.txt" file in the extracted folder.

B. Installing the Firmware Components using HP SUM - Graphical User Mode

  1. Once started, a page displays with HP SUM introduction content on it. The introduction describes HP SUM, its usage, enhancements (if any), and EVA bundle information.
  2. Choose - Define Repositories that you want to be considered for updating
    1. The Source Selections screen allows you to choose directories where smart components are located. The directory to which the bundle is extracted is the default location.
    2. You can optionally have HP SUM check www.hp.com for additional metadata needed for the utility to discover devices.
    3. HP SUM will build an inventory of firmware bundles - packages that can be used to update firmware.
    4. The Inventory Progress screen displays while HP SUM builds an inventory of available updates.
    5. Click the "Next" button to move on to the next step.
  3. Define - Select Targets: i.e., servers you want to update
    1. The "Select Targets" screen enables you to choose one or more targets for component installation.
      NOTE: "Local Host" is not applicable for installing the firmware updates included in this bundle.
    2. The target for installation can be managed in two ways:
      1. Manage individual target by selecting "Add Single Target"
      2. Manage a collection of Targets as a group by selecting "Manage Groups". Each group can contain one or more targets.

        Managing Target Individually

        Click "Add New Target". Fill in this page by providing the following details of the target:

        1. Enter the DNS name or IP address of the target.
        2. Choose the Target type from the drop down.
        3. Enter the description of the target entry to identify the host for future use.
        4. Finally, provide the user name and password of the selected target. HP SUM will try to connect to the remote host and validate the login credentials.

        Managing a Collection of Targets as a Group

        1. To manage any group, first the individual targets should be added. For that, follow the instructions of "Managing Target Individually".
        2. Once the targets are added, click "Manage groups".
          1. Enter a name for the Group and the description.
          2. Select the available targets to add it in the group.
      3. To update OA firmware, enter the OA IP address or DNS name. Do not enter the Blade IP address.
    3. HP SUM contacts the host to validate the credential details one at a time for each host.
    4. HP SUM runs a discovery routine that determines which Firmware Components are already installed on the remote host.
  4. Select what you want to install.
    1. HP SUM displays firmware item to be installed on the hosts.
    2. For more details and component level granularity, select the item and click the "Select Components" link.
      IMPORTANT: Both iLO and SFW components must be installed together as a pair on the system.
      NOTE: If firmware is latest or already up-to-date version, HP SUM displays the message "Nothing-to-Install". You can override and choose to perform force reinstallation or downgrade the firmware by clicking the "Installation Option" and checking “Force Install” option.
      NOTE: System Firmware update supports delayed activation - where the new firmware gets downloaded to the iLO but is programmed only when you power down the system at a convenient time. Delayed activation is the default setting for SFW update. This setting can be changed by doing the following actions:
      1. Click "Configure Now"
      2. Select the "Upload and Activate" checkbox.

      If "Upload and Activate" is selected, HP SUM will do the following actions:

      1. Send a graceful shutdown and power off request to the system as part of the update
      2. Then power up the system after the System Firmware has been programmed.

      If you choose to do the power off manually, the programming will take approximately 8 minutes to complete the programming operation before power can be turned on again.

    3. Repeat the above 2 steps for all targets listed, until HP SUM displays "Ready" against each listed items to be installed.
  5. Launch the update - Install
    1. Proceed with installation of the selected firmware on the selected hosts by clicking the "Install" button on the bottom-right corner of the screen.
    2. HP SUM displays the progress of the firmware update on the target.
    3. Do not interrupt HP SUM until it completes the firmware installations on all remote hosts.
    4. When the update completes, HP SUM displays success message (or failure message in case of firmware update failure) for each host.
    5. HP SUM Debug Logs are located in "\tmp\hp_sum" folder on the local system.
Workaround for running HP SUM 4.9.5 in Japanese:

When running HP SUM on Windows:

  1. Create a new text file using Notepad, or other text editor
  2. Enter (or cut and paste) the following lines
         @Echo off
         :: HP SUM workaround for Japanese support
         echo REBOOTALLOWED = YES > patch_ja.txt
         hpsum.exe -inputfile=patch_ja.txt %*
         del patch_ja.txt
  3. Save the file as hpsum_ja.cmd in the same directory where hpsum.exe exists
  4. Start HP SUM by double clicking hpsum_ja.cmd
Continue to use this command file whenever running HP SUM (i.e., there is no need to redo steps 1-3 if this command file exists)

C. Using HP SUM Command Line Interface (CLI) Mode
Please refer to the HP SUM User Guide or the "CLIHelp.txt" file in the extracted folder.


HP SUM User Guides will be available in the following URLs shortly:

COMPATIBILITY/INTEROPERABILITY:

  1. WARNING: Do not disconnect power supply to HP Integrity Server during the firmware upgrade process or else the ROM will be corrupted.

DETERMINING CURRENT VERSION:
HP SUM displays the current version of the firmware on the host. However user can also log in to the iLO-3 MP and use the following procedure to find out the current firmware versions.

  1. Establish a telnet session with the iLO-3 MP.
  2. Logon to the iLO-3 MP using the Administrator password.
  3. Type "CM" to enter the Command Menu.
  4. Type "SYSREV" to display system revision information. The following should be displayed if the current firmware is installed.

     SYSREV

     Revisions               Active         Pending
      -------------------------------------
     iLO FW               :  01.41.01
     System FW          :  1.80
     MHW FPGA       :  02.00
     Power Mon FW   :  03.04
     Front Panel HW   :  04.00 (or 02.00 or 03.00 are acceptable)
     PRS HW             :  02.07 (or 02.06 is acceptable)
     IOH HW             :  02.02 (or 1.02, 1.03, and 2.00 are also acceptable)

Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement
BladeSystem Onboard Administrator Software End User License Agreement
gSOAP Software End User License Agreement


Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Important:

TITLE: HP Smart Update Firmware - HP Integrity BL860c/BL870c/BL890c i2 Servers Bundle for Windows

READ BEFORE INSTALLING:
Please download the latest release notes for this release available here.

VERSION:
HP Smart Update Windows Firmware Bundle
Bundle Version : 2011.10(b)

System Firmware Version : 1.80
FGPA Firmware Version : 2.00
iLO-3 Firmware Version : 01.41.01
Power Monitor Firmware Version: 03.04

Onboard Administrator (OA)
OA Firmware Version : 3.32

HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM)
HP SUM Version : 4.9.5

DESCRIPTION:
This bundle contains the HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) Windows x86 application, the firmware for HP Integrity BL860c/BL870c/BL890c i2 Servers (System firmware (SFW), FPGA firmware, iLO-3 MP firmware & Power Monitor firmware) and the Onboard Administrator (OA) firmware. This bundle can be used to update the firmware using the HP SUM application from a Windows x86 system.

Note: Any update to the information below will be available on the release notes for HP Smart Update Windows Firmware Bundle for HP Integrity BL860c/BL870c/BL890c i2 Servers, available on www.hp.com

For more information on HP SUM, review the HP Smart Update Manager User Guide which is available on hp.com at:

More information about firmware update methods can be obtained from the following document

SUPERSEDES:

HP Smart Update Windows Firmware Bundle 
Bundle Version : 2011.09

System Firmware Version : 1.80
FGPA Firmware Version : 2.00 
iLO-3 Firmware Version : 01.41.01
Power Monitor Firmware Version: 03.04 

Onboard Administrator (OA) 
OA Firmware Version : 3.31

HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) 
HP SUM Version : 4.9.5

PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP Integrity BL860c i2 Server
HP Integrity BL870c i2 Server
HP Integrity BL890c i2 Server


OPERATING SYSTEMS:

HP-UX 11i v3 OE Update Release for March 2010 (and later OE Releases)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Open VMS 8.4
NonStop Operating System (note: supported on BL860c i2 only)

LANGUAGES:
International English

KNOWN FIRMWARE ISSUES:

iLO

  • If a system is reset while there is a pending system firmware update, it will cease to function. The system power should be cycled.
  • Secondary group LDAP users may fail to login.
  • iLO GUI, System Health screen has a limit of 25 Temperature Sensors. Some temperatures sensors will not be visible, though they will be monitored and acted upon by firmware

KNOWN INSTALLATION ISSUES:

  • If the language setting for the OS is set to Japanese on the system you are running HP SUM;if you run HP SUM by double clicking the icon from the GUI, you will see a flash and then an exit from the program; if you run HP SUM from the command line interface, HP SUM will immediately abort. In both cases, see installation instructions under ‘Workaround for running HP SUM 4.9.5 in Japanese’ for details on using HP SUM in Japanese language mode.
  • Passwords for Blade iLO and Onboard Administrators must not contain "-" or "=", otherwise HP SUM 4.9.5 will fail to log in. The password must be changed before running HP SUM in order for the update to work.
  • HP SUM fails on Windows Vista® due to McAfee firewalls. This is a known issue with McAfee that McAfee firewalls block HP SUM traffic.
    1. To resolve this issue, enable the port traffic associated with the HP SUM application by performing the following steps:
    2. From the system tray, click the McAfee icon
    3. Select Manage Features.
    4. Select McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention.
    5. Select the Activity Log tab. Notice the entry in the Message column similar to the following: Blocked Incoming TCP from the HOST (15.255.101.110) during execution of HP SUM.
    6. From the menu, select Task>Unlock Interface.
    7. Enter the password of the McAfee user interface.
    8. Select the Firewall Policy tab.
    9. On the bottom of the screen, click Add (Add new rule).
    10. Use the following settings for the new firewall rules on your system.
      Action: Permit
      Protocol: IP - TCP
      Direction: Incoming
      Local Service: Single - http
      Remote Service: Range From: 1024 - To: 65535
      Address: Any Active
    11. Click OK to ensure new firewall rules have been implemented.
    12. Restart HP SUM.
      Performing these steps allows HP SUM to function, although after a period of time (ranging from minutes to hours), McAfee disables HP SUM access.
  • During a FW update, if a reset command is executed from the EFI shell, the system will hang because iLO is waiting for the system to power off. To clear the condition, a ctrl-B (to return to the main menu) and a “pc –off” command must be executed
  • The "FORCE ALL BUNDLE UPDATES" option on the “Select Bundle Filter” screen does not set the "force install" flag for all firmware components in the bundle. The user can choose to perform force installation for every individual firmware component by selecting the "Installation Option" for the firmware component and checking the “Force Install” option.
  • Whenever the auxiliary blade is changed, and if the FW version on the Monarch is greater than the version on the auxiliary blade, the upgrade/install option shows everything as up to date. The only workaround to install the firmware on the auxiliary blade is doing a “Force Install”.
  • If you receive the message "Could not add the following requested repositories:" after selecting a directory to use with HP SUM, the HP SUM temporary directory %temp%\hp_sum must be removed.
    1. From a command prompt enter: rmdir /S %temp%\hp_sum
    2. Restart HP SUM
  • During a FW update, if a reset command is executed from the EFI shell, the system will hang because iLO is waiting for the system to power off.
  • To clear the condition, a ctrl-B (to return to the main menu) and a “pc –off” command must be executed
  • If you receive the message "Connected to unknown SOAP server" while connecting to targets, another program is probably blocking HP SUM from using SSL port 443, close the other applications and try again. If the problem persists, please exit HP SUM and log out and log back in to clear any background processes that may be blocking HP SUM.
  • When using updates from downloads.hpe.com, always also keep the ‘Default’ repository selected, otherwise target updates may be blocked with ‘no applicable components’ status.
DISCLAIMER:
The information in this document is subject to change without notice.

 

Hewlett-Packard makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Hewlett-Packard shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.

This document contains proprietary information that is protected by copyright. All rights are reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced, photocopied, or translated to another language without the prior written consent of Hewlett-Packard Company.

(C) Copyright 1994-2011 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

FEEDBACK
As we are continuing to improve the firmware management process we welcome your feedback on this document and on the firmware update process.
mailto:TEAM-FWupdateFeedback@external.groups.hp.com?subject=FWupdateFeedback on BL8x0ci2_2011_10:


Notes:

HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) for Windows is supported on following Windows Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 - All Editions
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 - Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 - Server Core Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Essential Business
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Foundation Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Small Business
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32 - All Editions
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32 - Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32 - Server Core Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (Including R2 & Base Edition)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 - All Editions (Including R2 & Base Edition)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Supported Devices and Features:

 


Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


None.

Important

TITLE: HP Smart Update Firmware - HP Integrity BL860c/BL870c/BL890c i2 Servers Bundle for Windows

READ BEFORE INSTALLING:
Please download the latest release notes for this release available here.

VERSION:
HP Smart Update Windows Firmware Bundle
Bundle Version : 2011.10(b)

System Firmware Version : 1.80
FGPA Firmware Version : 2.00
iLO-3 Firmware Version : 01.41.01
Power Monitor Firmware Version: 03.04

Onboard Administrator (OA)
OA Firmware Version : 3.32

HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM)
HP SUM Version : 4.9.5

DESCRIPTION:
This bundle contains the HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) Windows x86 application, the firmware for HP Integrity BL860c/BL870c/BL890c i2 Servers (System firmware (SFW), FPGA firmware, iLO-3 MP firmware & Power Monitor firmware) and the Onboard Administrator (OA) firmware. This bundle can be used to update the firmware using the HP SUM application from a Windows x86 system.

Note: Any update to the information below will be available on the release notes for HP Smart Update Windows Firmware Bundle for HP Integrity BL860c/BL870c/BL890c i2 Servers, available on www.hp.com

For more information on HP SUM, review the HP Smart Update Manager User Guide which is available on hp.com at:

More information about firmware update methods can be obtained from the following document

SUPERSEDES:

HP Smart Update Windows Firmware Bundle 
Bundle Version : 2011.09

System Firmware Version : 1.80
FGPA Firmware Version : 2.00 
iLO-3 Firmware Version : 01.41.01
Power Monitor Firmware Version: 03.04 

Onboard Administrator (OA) 
OA Firmware Version : 3.31

HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) 
HP SUM Version : 4.9.5

PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP Integrity BL860c i2 Server
HP Integrity BL870c i2 Server
HP Integrity BL890c i2 Server


OPERATING SYSTEMS:

HP-UX 11i v3 OE Update Release for March 2010 (and later OE Releases)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Open VMS 8.4
NonStop Operating System (note: supported on BL860c i2 only)

LANGUAGES:
International English

KNOWN FIRMWARE ISSUES:

iLO

  • If a system is reset while there is a pending system firmware update, it will cease to function. The system power should be cycled.
  • Secondary group LDAP users may fail to login.
  • iLO GUI, System Health screen has a limit of 25 Temperature Sensors. Some temperatures sensors will not be visible, though they will be monitored and acted upon by firmware

KNOWN INSTALLATION ISSUES:

  • If the language setting for the OS is set to Japanese on the system you are running HP SUM;if you run HP SUM by double clicking the icon from the GUI, you will see a flash and then an exit from the program; if you run HP SUM from the command line interface, HP SUM will immediately abort. In both cases, see installation instructions under ‘Workaround for running HP SUM 4.9.5 in Japanese’ for details on using HP SUM in Japanese language mode.
  • Passwords for Blade iLO and Onboard Administrators must not contain "-" or "=", otherwise HP SUM 4.9.5 will fail to log in. The password must be changed before running HP SUM in order for the update to work.
  • HP SUM fails on Windows Vista® due to McAfee firewalls. This is a known issue with McAfee that McAfee firewalls block HP SUM traffic.
    1. To resolve this issue, enable the port traffic associated with the HP SUM application by performing the following steps:
    2. From the system tray, click the McAfee icon
    3. Select Manage Features.
    4. Select McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention.
    5. Select the Activity Log tab. Notice the entry in the Message column similar to the following: Blocked Incoming TCP from the HOST (15.255.101.110) during execution of HP SUM.
    6. From the menu, select Task>Unlock Interface.
    7. Enter the password of the McAfee user interface.
    8. Select the Firewall Policy tab.
    9. On the bottom of the screen, click Add (Add new rule).
    10. Use the following settings for the new firewall rules on your system.
      Action: Permit
      Protocol: IP - TCP
      Direction: Incoming
      Local Service: Single - http
      Remote Service: Range From: 1024 - To: 65535
      Address: Any Active
    11. Click OK to ensure new firewall rules have been implemented.
    12. Restart HP SUM.
      Performing these steps allows HP SUM to function, although after a period of time (ranging from minutes to hours), McAfee disables HP SUM access.
  • During a FW update, if a reset command is executed from the EFI shell, the system will hang because iLO is waiting for the system to power off. To clear the condition, a ctrl-B (to return to the main menu) and a “pc –off” command must be executed
  • The "FORCE ALL BUNDLE UPDATES" option on the “Select Bundle Filter” screen does not set the "force install" flag for all firmware components in the bundle. The user can choose to perform force installation for every individual firmware component by selecting the "Installation Option" for the firmware component and checking the “Force Install” option.
  • Whenever the auxiliary blade is changed, and if the FW version on the Monarch is greater than the version on the auxiliary blade, the upgrade/install option shows everything as up to date. The only workaround to install the firmware on the auxiliary blade is doing a “Force Install”.
  • If you receive the message "Could not add the following requested repositories:" after selecting a directory to use with HP SUM, the HP SUM temporary directory %temp%\hp_sum must be removed.
    1. From a command prompt enter: rmdir /S %temp%\hp_sum
    2. Restart HP SUM
  • During a FW update, if a reset command is executed from the EFI shell, the system will hang because iLO is waiting for the system to power off.
  • To clear the condition, a ctrl-B (to return to the main menu) and a “pc –off” command must be executed
  • If you receive the message "Connected to unknown SOAP server" while connecting to targets, another program is probably blocking HP SUM from using SSL port 443, close the other applications and try again. If the problem persists, please exit HP SUM and log out and log back in to clear any background processes that may be blocking HP SUM.
  • When using updates from downloads.hpe.com, always also keep the ‘Default’ repository selected, otherwise target updates may be blocked with ‘no applicable components’ status.
DISCLAIMER:
The information in this document is subject to change without notice.

 

Hewlett-Packard makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Hewlett-Packard shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.

This document contains proprietary information that is protected by copyright. All rights are reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced, photocopied, or translated to another language without the prior written consent of Hewlett-Packard Company.

(C) Copyright 1994-2011 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

FEEDBACK
As we are continuing to improve the firmware management process we welcome your feedback on this document and on the firmware update process.
mailto:TEAM-FWupdateFeedback@external.groups.hp.com?subject=FWupdateFeedback on BL8x0ci2_2011_10:

Revision History

Version:2017.10 (5 Oct 2017)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


iLO 2.01.03: 

  • Fixed an issue where the HP-UX 1603 installation failed on BL860c i2 server when attempted through virtual media or DVD drive that was connected to the enclosure

  • vMedia applet can now be launched with Java 7 update 51 without requiring to add iLO URL

  • For browsers that do not support Java plugins or applets, virtual media applet can now be launched through Java web start launcher

p410i version 6.64:

  • Corrected thermal behavior with HDDs
Enhancements

iLO 2.01.03: 

  • The firmware implements new security enhancements which include support for TLS 1.2 and stronger cipher suites.

  • Enhanced robustness of iLO3 firmware to prevent firmware failure during terminal flow control

p410i version 6.64:

  • Performance enhancement when a drive starts to degrade due to excessive recovered media errors
  • Enhanced the controller SAS discovery logic to tolerate devices that may be resetting

Version:2016.12 (5 Jan 2017)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


iLO 1.59.01: 

  • Fixed an issue where IRC (Integrated Remote Console) application sometimes did not load or work properly when accessed by a LDAP user.

Enhancements

iLO 1.59.01: 

  • Starting with iLO version 1.59.01, the self-signed certificate generated by iLO will have a SHA2 based signature (instead of SHA1 based).


Version:2015.12 (1 Feb 2016)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


iLO 1.57.07: 

  • Addressed the OpenSSL Poodle (Padding Oracle on Downgraded Legacy Encryption) vulnerability CVE-2014-3566 in iLO. Note: SSLv3 based connections to iLO webGUI are now disabled.

  • Users can now successfully access the iLO3 GUI using Firefox version 23 or above.

  • iLO will now allow two simultaneous telnet connection attempts and five simultaneous SSH connection attempts.

  • Fixed an issue where system firmware would occasionally de-configure one or more DIMMs reporting DIMM SPD Checksum errors due to a timeout during AC power cycle of the system.

  • Disabled export cipher encryption in iLO3.

SFW 1.98:  

  • In an HP Virtual Machine (HPVM) environment, the OS would rarely fail to capture CMC and MCA error logs. This is now fixed.

Fixes in IO components included in this bundle:

Fixes in Emulex firmware version 2015.05.21 (from 2013.05.02):

Emulex firmware 4.9.416.12 (from 4.2.401.2212):

  • Critical/Serious Defects

    • When ISL (Inter-Switch Link) is disabled to remote site, local storage access is also lost

    • IOCXGBE: Pause frame storm seen under DEAD state condition

  • Medium/Low Defects

    • IOCXGBE:  Flow control behavior is not functioning as expected 

    • Link status is shown as DOWN in HP-UX & HII (Human Interface Infrastructure) though the interface is UP in OA

Enhancements

iLO 1.57.07: 

  • Users can now configure a security banner message to be displayed in the iLO login screen.

  • iLO now enables users to configure an idle session timeout for web based user interface.

  • An option is now provided in Integrity iLO3 to "Enforce AES/3DES" ciphers for network encryption.

  • Users are now able to create a custom CSR (Certificate Signing request) and to import a third party signed SSL certificate into iLO for secure iLO webGUI access.

Note: For more information on these enhancements, refer to the latest HP Integrity iLO 3 Operations Guide.


Version:2014.09 (19 Sep 2014)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


FPGA 2.05:

  • In rare occasions, when trying to power on a blade on an HP Integrity BL8x0c i2 server in multi-blade configuration, with all blade enclosures powered off (AC on/DC off), the blade may fail to power on. This is now fixed.

iLO 1.56.02: 

  • Fixed SSL/TLS MITM vulnerability (CVE-2014-0224).
  • Fixed an issue where a Telnet session to iLO would sometimes hang during an operation such as FPL dump where a continuous stream of data is being sent by iLO to the client. System and iLO would however continue to function normally.

SFW 1.97: 

  • Fixed an issue where a server with a controller configured in HBA mode would sometimes hang at boot time without any error messages if a Hard Disk configured for RAID mode was put into the server without previously removing the Hard Disk's RAID metadata.
  • Boot from boot manager may no longer fail after a VC profile has been unassigned and reassigned.
  • A server containing a PCI card which does not support PCI extended capability would sometimes hang without any error message while handling an MCA. This issue is now fixed.
  • Fixed an issue where, on rare occasions, the following series of events would be seen in the SEL (System Event Log) during POST (Power-On Self-Test): a MEM_MEM_TEST_FAILED level 3 event, a SYSTEM_SOFT_RESET, an EFI_LAUNCH_BOOT_MANAGER. These errors did not reflect a real hardware failure if the MEM_MEM_TEST_FAILED and soft reset incident were not accompanied by an MCA or other errors.

Fixes in IO components included in this bundle:

Fixes in Qlogic Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters firmware version 2014.02.14:

  • Qlogic EFI 2.27 (from 2.22):
    • The QMH2562 card would sometimes report VC_CLP_RESP_DEV_NVM_ERR when no Interconnect module was connected or when it was connected to a particular 4Gb FC switch. This issue is now fixed.
  • Qlogic FW 5.06.06 (from 5.03.15):
    • Fixed a link failover issue in Qlogic 8Gb firmware for the 8Gb Mezzanine Fibre channel adapter attached to HP VC 24 port module.

Fixes in Intel and Broadcom Adapters Firmware version 2014.04.21:

  • Firmware version 6.2.28 (Changes from 6.2.25):
    • LOM and IOX-LAN cards may transmit excessive pause frames during MCA process in Superdome 2 Platform multi-function mode.
  • Intel EFI version 4.3.02 (from 4.3.01):
    • NIC EFI driver update was failing on some cards shipped with a flash memory chip (Atmel 25DF041A) that did not support the EFI driver. EFI driver version 4.3.02 fixes this issue.

Fixes in Broadcom NIC HP-UX version 2014.2.18 and HP Integrity BL8x0c i2 LOM EFI version 5.2.60:

  • Firmware version 6.2.28 (Changes from 6.2.25):
    • LOM and IOX-LAN cards may transmit excessive pause frames during MCA process in Superdome 2 Platform multi-function mode.

Fixes in SAS FW 6.42:   

  • Resolved an issue where, after doing a mode toggle at EFI ORCA, the controller name would not be displayed when running the command: “reconnect -r”
  • Added a new POST message 1813 to indicate bad or failed battery charge circuit
  • No longer display a POST error message 1805 “Cache Module Super-Cap is not installed” when the controller is configured to work without super-capacitors

Fixes in Emulex Adapters firmware version  2013.05.02:

  • Firmware 4.2.401.2212 (from 4.1.450.14):
    • Critical: As the result of auto negotiation failure, the connection between LOM and ProCurve 6120XG may link up at 1Gbps instead of 10Gbps. This occurs intermittently (as often as once in 10 retries) after executing "Reset Server blade #" from the OA CLI. Affected Products: All BE3 based Cards and LOMs. This is also seen with 10G passthrough Interconnect module.
    • Boot failure might be seen after running commands "reconnect -r", "map -r" commands at EFi environment.
    • Boot from SAN intermittently fails during EFI bootstrap of a FCoE device that is busy.
    • FCOE EFI version truncated in VPD data that is displayed by ODE-FCFUPDATE tool at EFI.
    • On HP-UX the fcoc port driver state is displayed as AUTHENTICATION/DISCOVERY when fcocutil command is run to check the port information
  •  NIC EFI driver 2.22.a1 (from 2.21.ac):
    • Reset to Defaults restores wrong power configuration. Reset to Default is issued from Device Manager->Emulex 10G NIC-> R/r or Erase Configuration; Symptom: Restoring the defaults shows an HP unsupported option: MultiChannel Option

For a complete list of fixes and enhancements for OA and VC, please refer to:

Enhancements

iLO 1.56.02:

  •  Improved console performance from iLO version 1.55.02

Version:2011.10(b) (25 Aug 2014)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


None.

Enhancements

  • Component packaging has been updated; no impact to product’s functionality

Version:2011.09(b) (25 Aug 2014)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • Component packaging has been updated; no impact to product’s functionality

Version:2012.09(b) (25 Aug 2014)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • Component packaging has been updated; no impact to product’s functionality

Version:2011.05(b) (25 Aug 2014)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • Component packaging has been updated; no impact to product’s functionality

Version:2013.03 (3 Apr 2013)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

HP recommends systems used in Mission Critical environments update to this revision of firmware during the next system maintenance period in order to improve system reliability.

[X] Critical
        [ ] Panic, [X] Hang, [ ] Abort, [ ] Corruption, [ ] Memory Leak, [X] Other: Security
        [ ] Hardware Enablement, [ ] Software Enablement
[ ] Recommended
[ ] Optional
        [ ] Hardware Enablement, [ ] Software Enablement, [ ] non-critical
[ ] Initial Customer Release


iLO 1.55.02:

  • Fixed a security vulnerability issue that exists in HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO 3) versions 1.53.02 and lower for BL8x0c i2. The vulnerability could be remotely exploited resulting in disclosure of information.  See SSRT100934 for more details.
  • When the serial port MUX is set to “Persistent AUX” mode and the server is A/C power cycled, the serial port MUX will retain the “persistent AUX” mode setting and will not reset to “iLO” mode.
  • The severity of the events “VOLTAGE_FAULT and VOLTAGE_LOW_CRITICAL” have been increased so that power supply events in SFM such as  "power supply failed or disconnected" and "power supply AC lost" will now be reported in HP-UX syslog for easier monitoring.
  • Fixed an issue where an idle SSH session to iLO3 from a PUTTY client may freeze or may get disconnected with an error message “Incoming packet was garbled on decryption”.
  • SSH connection to iLO from an OpenSSH 5.9 client will now work even when a reduced list of key-exchange algorithm is not indicated.
  • IPMI chassis status now properly reflects the sensor status when cover is off or after a fan failure.
  • MP-iLO’s 15 minute auto-logoff no longer truncates a V-media Create ISO Image.

SFW 1.95:  

  • Fixed an issue where the execution of the SetTime firmware call might cause short system hangs of 12.75 seconds. Occasionally longer system hangs were observed. The problem may cause affected servers running in a Serviceguard cluster configuration with member timeout values slightly higher than the delay to fail with a Serviceguard INIT due to expiration of the Serviceguard safety timer. Note: other third party clustering products are affected by this issue too.
  • Fixed an issue where a failed CPU socket would not get de-configured, causing the system to hang and not boot to EFI shell, or to continuously reboot, with the error "BOOT_CPU_LATE_SELF_TEST_FAIL".

Boot Code 6.2.25 (from 6.2.21) for embedded LOM, NC532m:

  •  In some cases, only 2 PCI functions are exposed in multi-function mode
     

LPe1205 HBA FW version 2.02x2 (from 2.00a4):

  • I/O “illegal frames received” errors may be reported intermittently by FC disks linked through an 8Gb HP/Emulex FC card if a disk reset is performed during heavy I/O load



Virtual Connect:
Please refer the VC 3.75 Release notes for fixes, enhancements and known issues.

Onboard Administrator:
Please refer the OA 3.60 Release Notes for fixes enhancements and known issues.

Enhancements

UEFI Driver 5.2.59 (from 5.2.58) for embedded LOM, NC532m:

  •  Added Dynamic Network detection support
Virtual Connect:
Please refer the VC 3.75 Release notes for fixes, enhancements and known issues.

Onboard Administrator:
Please refer the OA 3.60 Release Notes for fixes enhancements and known issues.


Version:2012.10 (31 Oct 2012)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

HP recommends systems used in Mission Critical environments update to this revision of firmware during the next system maintenance period in order to improve system reliability.

[X] Critical
        [ ] Panic, [X] Hang, [ ] Abort, [ ] Corruption, [ ] Memory Leak, [ ] Other
        [ ] Hardware Enablement, [ ] Software Enablement
[ ] Recommended
[ ] Optional
        [ ] Hardware Enablement, [ ] Software Enablement, [ ] non-critical
[ ] Initial Customer Release


FIXES:

SFW 1.93:

  • Duplicate SFM event 100819 might be displayed after replacing a CPU and booting a system.
  • System might take many extra minutes to boot to EFI if unreadable media is in DVD drive.
iLO-3 1.54.03:
  • Added functionality to disable iLO reset request from the FPGA while firmware is being programmed.
  • iLO serial task errors might cause an iLO hang.
  • iLO internal task priority changed to better insure that the watchdog timer task will reset iLO when necessary.
  • The virtual keyboard and mouse might stop working after an MP reset with OpenVMS.
FPGA 2.02:
  • An iLO firmware hang might prevent reset via the iLO physical presence button; a fifteen (15) second button hold now generates a hardware reset signal regardless of iLO firmware state.

Version:2012.09 (2 Oct 2012)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

HP recommends systems used in Mission Critical environments update to this revision of firmware during the next system maintenance period in order to improve system reliability.

[X] Critical
        [X] Panic, [X] Hang, [ ] Abort, [X] Corruption, [ ] Memory Leak, [ ] Other
        [ ] Hardware Enablement, [ ] Software Enablement
[ ] Recommended
[ ] Optional
        [ ] Hardware Enablement, [ ] Software Enablement, [ ] non-critical
[ ] Initial Customer Release


  • Fixed an issue where a memory update operation may not complete properly when an L2 cache line encounters a second single bit data error. This may result in the possibility of undefined system behavior. See Intel Specification Update for more information. If Specification Update link does not work, HP recommend to go to www.intel.com  and search for the latest version of the Intel® Itanium® Processor 9300 Specification Update.
  • Fixed an issue where PAL returned no information on bus log overflow.
  • Fixed an issue where an invalid log format may have been generated by hardware when multiple MLD errors occur in a small window.

Version:2011.10 (18 Oct 2011)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.

HP recommends systems used in Mission Critical environments update to this revision of firmware during the next system maintenance period in order to improve system reliability. 
[ ] Critical (see important notes below for usage restriction) 
[ ] Panic, [ ] Hang, [ ] Abort, [ ] Corruption, [ ] Memory Leak, [ ] Other 
[ ] Hardware Enablement, [ ] Software Enablement 
[ X] Recommended 
[ ] Optional 
[ ] Hardware Enablement, [ ] Software Enablement, [ ] non-critical 
[ ] Initial Customer Release 


OA 
Fixed the security vulnerability referenced in security bulletin c03048779

Enhancements

None


Version:2011.09 (31 Aug 2011)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.

HP recommends systems used in Mission Critical environments update to this revision of firmware during the next system maintenance period in order to improve system reliability. 
[ ] Critical (see important notes below for usage restriction) 
[ ] Panic, [ ] Hang, [ ] Abort, [ ] Corruption, [ ] Memory Leak, [ ] Other 
[ ] Hardware Enablement, [ ] Software Enablement 
[ X] Recommended 
[ ] Optional 
[ ] Hardware Enablement, [ ] Software Enablement, [ ] non-critical 
[ ] Initial Customer Release 


SFW

  • Illegal memory configurations could cause a system abort during boot after a DIMM de-allocation. Now, the system will boot with reduced memory and display appropriate alerts.
  • Fixed an issue where CMC (Correctable Machine Check) log may not be generated after a recoverable LLC (Last Level Cache) error
iLO
  • Updated the Event Dictionary
OA
  • General
    • OA 3.31 fixes an issue where Link status was showing green with an NC55xm or NC553i adapter mapped to a 1GB pass thru module and no cable was attached.
  • Virtual Connect
    • OA 3.31 fixes an issue for VC configurations with LOM(LAN on Motherboard) or mezzanine card, where VC would disconnect the FC SAN and FCoE if running OA 3.20 or 3.30 and the VC profile had been assigned with OA 3.11.
Enhancements

SFW

  • Enable support for SAS tape Boot (requires to use HP Integrity Smart Array firmware (SAS IO firmware) version 5.06 or later).
  • Added extra debug logging for CPU "uncore" during a system abort.

Version:2011.05 (23 May 2011)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

This update is CRITICAL for HP Integrity BL870c i2 and BL890c i2 Blade Servers in a Virtual Connect environment.

This update is NOT considered critical for the following configurations:

  • systems with HP Integrity BL860c i2 blade servers only
  • systems that do not use Virtual Connect
  • NonStop systems
For these systems, the update is Recommended or Optional, depending on their exposure to the fixes listed below.  

 [X] Critical (see important notes below for usage restriction)  
     [  ]  Panic,  [  ]  Hang,  [  ]  Abort,   [  ]  Corruption,  [  ]  Memory Leak,  
     [X]  Other: Risk to mission critical environments Security  
     [  ]  Hardware Enablement,  [  ] Software Enablement  
 

Important:
The update to Onboard Administrator version 3.30 is required to resolve a critical issue where HP Integrity BL870 i2 and BL890 i2 Blade Servers experience a Virtual Connect network outage shortly after performing a reset of the Server Blade's MP/iLO. This outage will affect all Virtual Connect LAN and SAN connections on the specific blade in which the MP/iLO was reset. The outage time can vary from 30 seconds to 2 minutes depending on system and enclosure configurations and will cause loss of communication between systems in clustered environments such as with Service Guard and OpenVMS.

Note:  The update to OA firmware should NOT be performed in a production environment as there is a risk that an OA reset may cause a similar outage in the HP BL870c i2 and BL890c i2 blades in the enclosure.


SFW

  • EFI shell extended characters were forced to an off state when entering the boot manager and restored to their previous state when returning to the shell
  • The level 5 IODISC_RP_LINK_TRAIN_ERR event could be erroneously displayed and cause HP-UX to fail to discover the IPMI device
  • Certain events were not sent while in virtual mode during system OS shutdown
  • A failed DIMM would no longer show as de-allocated after reboot
  • The SM BUS speed was set too high during an MCA, potentially leading to nested MCAs
  • Corrected memory interleaving problem causing MCA in HP BL860c i2 blades with 8x16GB and 4x4GB DIMMs
iLO
  • An invalid blade slot number was displayed in the system event log generated when DIMM quads were being de-allocated.
  • A rare issue occurred in which disconnecting Web SSL users from the Web interface on the "Active Users" tab of the "Status Summary Page" could disallow subsequent web connections. This could be remedied by resetting iLO from the TUI(Terminal User Interface) .
  • The iLO reset command could be performed from the CLI(Command Line Interface) (xd –r) or the GUI while a FW update was in progress.
  • During a FW upgrade, an iLO reset from the iLO GUI was reported to be successful at resetting the iLO although the reset was not successful
  • Repeated power on, hard power off cycles from OA CLI(Command Line Interface) could create a failure to power off
  • The iLO command prompt could hang from invalid or missing parameters. This could be remedied by resetting from iLO GUI or using SSH exec "xd -r"
  • Under very particular conditions, a conjoined system could display one or more of the following symptoms:
    • Fail to gracefully shutdown
    • CPU temperatures may go unmonitored
    • BLADE_FAILED_BOOT may be logged in the SEL despite a normal boot
    • iLO health monitoring may inappropriately represent the LEDs in the Virtual Front Panel and iLO GUI
  • iLO GUI "system health" page may not load completely on a fully loaded system.
  • Issues occurred with command line LDAP usage
  • A mismatched CPU on one blade of a HP BL870c i2 or BL890c i2 blade could display as a mismatched CPU on each successive blade in the system
  • A dropped LAN connection during firmware update could cause a firmware update command or HP SUM command to cease operation. iLO now detects the dropped connection, and reports the error.
  • HP SUM failed to successfully update HP BL870c i2 and BL890c i2 blades with mixed Firmware versions.
  • iLO TUI(Terminal User Interface) PR command and "power & reset" GUI page would fail if firmware upgrade was in process.
OA
  • General
    • Utility Ready Blade feature would be inactive after restarting the OA if URB ENABLED command is set to anything other than HTTP.
    • Onboard Administrator could reboot if an invalid character was logged to a remote syslog.
    • Onboard Administrator terminated following many back-to-back blade power on/off cycles.
    • Onboard Administrator would report spurious blade "power release" messages when a blade e-fuse was reset.
    • OA incorrectly reported SAS Storage Mezzanine ports connected to Ethernet devices as port mismatches. This condition is not an error as the SAS Mezzanine ports are dynamically enabled / disabled.
    • Onboard Administrator occasionally did not clear all state information after a blade was removed.
    • An error message ,'NVRAM unformatted/corrupted', was falsely displayed when downgrading from an OA 3.xx version to an OA 2.xx version.
    • OA was not initializing interconnect power states at initial OA startup.
    • OA improperly initialized identification strings for ServerNet type switches to OA CLI.
    • Interconnect modules and server blades may not receive an EBIPA IP address but may receive an IP from an external DHCP server after an OA restart when OA VLAN is enabled.
    • OA would reboot when executing a "SHOW SERVER BOOT" CLI command on server blade that has more than 8 IPL Boot Order devices.
    • Upgraded from OpenSSH 5.1p1 to OpenSSH-5.6p1.
  • Integrity Blades
    • OA would display the CPU max core frequency instead of the core base frequency for HP Integrity BL8x0c i2 server blades.
    • Rebooting the OA in an enclosure with only one power rail powered-up could cause HP Integrity BL8x0c i2 server blades to go into a low power performance state.
    • HP Integrity BL8x0c i2 server blades would remain in low power mode after AC redundant power loss and OA restart.
  • KVM
    • OA-KVM feature appears to hang with the message "Header Received" when connecting to a HP ProLiant G7 blade with ILO3.
  • IPv6
    • An error message, "cannot create tmp-.conf", would be displayed if an operator attempted to change IPv6 settings.
    • An IPv4 connection would be lost after modifying IPv6 settings.
  • LCD
    • Someone logged in with "Operator" privileges could set LCD Pin Protection Number through the OA browser.
    • The LCD Health Summary continued to report "missing server" on a full-height blade with an adjacent storage blade installed in an incorrect bay - after the storage blade had been removed.
  • Virtual Connect (VC)
    • HP BL870 i2 and BL890 i2 Blades would experience a Virtual Connect network outage shortly after performing a reset of the Server Blade's MP/iLO. This would affect all Virtual Connect LAN and SAN connections on the specific blade in which the MP/iLO was reset. The outage time could vary from 30 seconds to 2 minutes depending on system and enclosure configurations and would cause loss of communication between systems in clustered environments such as with Service Guard and OpenVMS. 
      OA would improperly report a VC Interconnect module’s status if the modules E-fuse were tripped.
    • VC 24-Port FC Interconnect Firmware Version information sometimes didn't appear in Onboard Administrator GUI or CLI output.
Enhancements

  • Support for power management from iLO and OS including Advanced Power Capping and Power Regulation
SFW
  • Added migration support for VC profile boot option
  • Added boot options for VC primary/secondary boot targets that don't already have one
  • System now generates event for USB over-current condition at EFI
  • Improved the analysis of MCA logs in case of uncorrectable errors by extending data reporting
  • Improved internal tracking of correctable memory errors count on x8 DRAMs
iLO
  • Viewing the forward progress log is now supported in the iLO GUI
  • Support for BladeSystem Matrix is now enabled with HP BL860c i2, BL870c i2, and BL890c i2 blades
  • Improved the processing time to load the system health page in the iLO GUI, in particular on HP BL870c i2 and BL890c i2 blades
  • Availability and usability have been enhanced.

Version:21.08 (22 Dec 2010)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.

UPDATE RECOMMENDATION: Critical

HP recommends systems used in Mission Critical environments update to this revision of firmware during the next system maintenance period in order to improve system reliability.

 [X] Critical
     [  ]  Panic,  [  ]  Hang,  [  ]  Abort,   [  ]  Corruption,  [  ]  Memory Leak,
     [  ]  Other __________
     [X]  Hardware Enablement,  [  ] Software Enablement
 [  ]  Recommended
 [  ]  Optional
     [  ] Hardware Enablement,  [  ]  Software Enablement, [  ]  non-critical
 [  ] Initial Customer Release


  • Fixed an issue where the “String buffer too small” error message could be displayed during a network installation of the blade, eventually leading to a system panic.
  • Fixed an issue where the MCA errdump log file might not have included MCA information for all the blades.
  • Improved boot stability by fixing several potential occurrences of MCAs during boot.
  • Health state does not return to 'OK' when temperature goes from Critical to OK. In order to clear this error a system power cycle was required.
  • iLO/Integrity blade information is now shown correctly in OA.
  • Fixed an issue where some blades would not power on and generate a POWERON_DENIED_BUSY_ERROR message upon enclosure power on.
  • Fixed an issue in which the DIMM Slot location for DIMM errors was being reported as decimal numbers when it should have been reported as hexadecimal numbers.
  • An issue in which the iLO Web GUI 'System Health Page' could inaccurately display a Mezzanine card as 'not installed' has been fixed.
  • An issue in which LDAP did not expect the format user@domain.com has been fixed in the iLO web GUI. The problem still exists in the iLO CLI. The work around is to configure the LDAP server to use an alternative format.
  • An issue in which rapid execution of multiple power commands could cause CM menu to become unresponsive has been fixed. A reset from the GUI could clear this condition.
  • A rare issue in which an internal file system could crash causing defaulting of iLO user configuration data, or potential iLO unresponsiveness has been fixed.
  • The System Health Page in the iLO Web GUI now displays temperatures appropriately.
  • An issue in which vMedia connections could experience failures has been resolved.
  • Thermal and fan control behavior has been fixed.
  • The DC command now sets Asset Tag to default values properly.
  • An issue with an unexpected close of network sessions has been addressed.
  • An issue in which the VMEDIA connections event was logged without an IP address has been fixed.
  • IP address is now logged appropriately in the IEL event for VMEDIA connections.
  • Fixed an issue in which the factory default password could have been set to Admin.
  • Multiple connections to the live event viewer are now allowed.
  • An issue with highlighting the wrong tab in the system health page on BL870c and BL890c systems has been fixed.
  • An issue with the rare loss of an EFI configuration change has been addressed.
  • An issue where fatal events (i.e. non-recoverable temperatures) may not shut down the system has been fixed.
  • Fixed an issue where the system was failing to boot due to temperatures being misread and fans speeding up incorrectly while CPUs were still resetting.
  • Fixed an issue where fan speed would not increase after the FAN_BLOWOUT_ENTER event was logged.
  • Empty DIMM slots are now properly reported in SMBIOS.
  • Fixed an issue where a DVD drive may be intermittently missing.
  • BIOS release date has been included in SMBIOS.
  • Memory test is now properly disabled with boottest mem off.
  • vMedia performance and reliability has been improved.
  • Debugging information for Traps/Interrupts has been improved.
  • Error handling/containment/logging has been improved.
  • Improved help text output for EFI commands.
Enhancements

  • Memory Patrol scrubber
  • 16 GB DIMM support
  • EFI boot options for directed LAN boot
  • Multiple connections to the live event viewer are now allowed

Version:15.05 (16 May 2010)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.

UPDATE RECOMMENDATION: Optional

HP recommends systems used in Mission Critical environments update to this revision of firmware during the next system maintenance period in order to improve system reliability.

 [  ] Critical
     [  ]  Panic,  [  ]  Hang,  [  ]  Abort,   [  ]  Corruption,  [  ]  Memory Leak,
     [  ]  Other __________
     [  ]  Hardware Enablement,  [  ] Software Enablement
 [  ]  Recommended
 [X]  Optional
     [  ] Hardware Enablement,  [  ]  Software Enablement, [X]  non-critical
 [  ] Initial Customer Release

  • Changed alert level for DIMM_LOAD_ORDER_ERR match with Common Events Database
Enhancements

None


Version:15.04 (13 May 2010)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.

UPDATE RECOMMENDATION: Initial Customer Release

HP recommends systems used in Mission Critical environments update to this revision of firmware during the next system maintenance period in order to improve system reliability.

 [  ] Critical
     [  ]  Panic,  [  ]  Hang,  [  ]  Abort,   [  ]  Corruption,  [  ]  Memory Leak,
     [  ]  Other __________
     [  ]  Hardware Enablement,  [  ] Software Enablement
 [  ]  Recommended
 [  ]  Optional
     [  ] Hardware Enablement,  [  ]  Software Enablement, [ ]  non-critical
 [X] Initial Customer Release


Initial Customer Release